Questions to Ask Before You Choose Your Baby's Health Care Provider


1)
What is your background and training?  
2)
Are you in practice alone or do you have partners? 
3)
What hospitals are you connected with should my baby need special care?
4)
How do I reach you after normal business hours?
5)
Do you have special phone hours for questions?
6)
What is your standard advice regarding breastfeeding? What percentage of babies in your practice breastfeed and for how long?
7)
What type of payment do you accept? Do I have to pay at the time of the visit?
8)
Will you work out a payment plan if I need one?
9)
Does my health insurance cover payment for routine visits? Will you accept payment directly from my insurance company?*

* You may need to contact your insurance company directly.

Most recent page update: 9/9/2010


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